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Definition 1: a genus of Old World mints of the family Labiatae - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for melissa in the sense of this definition

(melissa is a kind of ...) genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs

(melissa is a member of ...) bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America

(... is a member of melissa) a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary

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